Problems with DVD/CD drive on Sony Vaio PCG-791M laptop

Posted on 2009-04-21
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Last Modified: 2013-11-17
The DVD/CD drive is visible in the system and according to the system working properly. However , it does recognize CDs and DVDs. Windows is XP home

I wonder way.

Thank you for helping
Question by:Remap
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First check in device manager see if there is yellow mark at DVD?

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In thre device manager all is OK. No yellow marks at all.

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I am sorry I have just realized that a mistake has been made. The drive DOES NOT recognize CDs and DVDs although in the system it says that it is working properly.
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nobus earned 2000 total points
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you can test if it reads cd's and dvd's by booting from a bootable cd, likethe xp install cd, or the vista install DVD.
you may have to change the boot priority for that.
if it can't boot from, the drive is bad...

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This drive is a replacement , it is 6months old and I both is from a computer shop. I test it and get back to you.

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>>  6months old   <<  does not mean it 's ok...

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Many thanks for helping

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